Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Town #3: Hinckley est. 1876

Hinckley is north of Deseret and west of Delta. It is another sleepy farming community, but it has a great town sign. This is where the Pioneer Days celebrations are held every year for all the local communities. At least that is what the tourist brochure says. It was a big educational center for Millard county for awhile when they built the Millard Academy here in 1909. I don't know if the building is still standing since when we were there, we didn't know that the highway did not go along Main Street. If we had known that, we would have probably driven around Hinckley some more to find it. There wasn't much to see by the sign but a gas station and a few farm houses. Sometimes it would be nice to go to these towns with a little bit of knowledge beforehand.

p.s. Since I first posted this, I have discovered that the Academy building does still stand and is now in the process of being restored. I am sorry that we missed seeing it. John and I love to see old buildings. John is a 'old building hugger'. For more information on the restoration project click here.

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